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May 29, 2020

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Lamenting Of The Innocent – SORCERER

Heavy metal always provides in our hour of need. The return of SORCERER seems particularly timely, such is the Swedes’ noted mastery of an epic, classic and utterly ageless strain of doom metal that can hardly fail to resonate in an age of widespread mourning. Perhaps more importantly, however, “Lamenting of the Innocent” is far

MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO is 'Ashamed' Of Brazilian Government's Response To Coronavirus Pandemic

MEGADETH‘s Kiko Loureiro says that he is “ashamed” of the Brazilian government’s chaotic response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Brazilian-born guitarist, who currently lives in his wife’s home country of Finland, discussed the COVID-19 crisis during a May 15 Instagram Live chat with ex-NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen. “I’m even ashamed to mention anything about Brazil,

JOURNEY Announces New Bassist And Drummer

JOURNEY has announced the addition of bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden to the group’s ranks. The new JOURNEY lineup performed a socially distanced version of “Don’t Stop Believin’” for UNICEF USA‘s virtual event “UNICEF We Won’t Stop”, which aired Saturday night (May 23) on MSNBC. Also appearing with the band was keyboardist

PHILIP ANSELMO Says It Will Be 'Challenging' To Bring Heavy Metal Concerts Back During Coronavirus Crisis

During an appearance on the latest episode of Revolver‘s “The Last Show”, a video series for road crew relief, former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo was asked how social-distancing restrictions will change the concert experience as large public gatherings slowly return during the coronavirus crisis. He responded (see video below): “That’s gonna be very difficult, I


Former NERVOSA bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto have teamed up with BURNING WITCHES guitarist Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder and ex-HAGBARD guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi in a new “old-school death metal” band called CRYPTA. The quartet, which was founded in June 2019, is currently working on material for its debut release. Lira and drummer Dametto left

DAVID ELLEFSON Will Travel To Nashville This Week To Begin Recording New MEGADETH Album

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will travel to Nashville, Tennessee later this week to begin recording the band’s 16th studio album. Ellefson discussed MEGADETH‘s plans for the follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” in a brand new interview with “The Rock N Ragni Show”. Speaking about how he is spending his time while social distancing during the coronavirus

HALESTORM's LZZY HALE: 'Most Of The Bands You Know And Love Won't Make It Out Of This'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has criticized people who don’t take the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough. Hale addressed the crisis just days after 48 states began easing shelter-in-place restrictions in an attempt to reinvigorate their local economies following a nearly nationwide two-month lockdown. Earlier today (Sunday, May 17), Lzzy took to her Instagram to write: “Hey

See MIKE PATTON Join S.O.D. Members To Perform 'Speak Spanish Or Die' While In Quarantine

A month after sharing “quarantine versions” of the STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH songs “March Of The S.O.D.” and “Chromatic Death”, recorded with each member separated in their own homes, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-ANTHRAX) have returned with another S.O.D. track, “Speak English Or Die”, the lyrics of which have

VINNY And CARMINE APPICE Release RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Video For 10th Anniversary Of Singer's Death

Legendary drummers and brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice have released a new video to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing of the late, great Ronnie James Dio. “Monsters And Heroes” is taken from Vinny and Carmine‘s first joint studio album, “Sinister”, which was released in October 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer. “Monsters And Heroes” credits: Carmine

THE ACACIA STRAIN Releases 'A' Seven Inch + Digital Single

New England metal titans THE ACACIA STRAIN have just dropped “A”, a new seven-inch and digital release through Rise Records. It features two tracks: “Chhinnamasta” and “Inverted Person”. Singer Vincent Bennett said: “‘Chhinnamasta’, goddess of contradictions. See us through this wave of uncertainly. Guide us into the future. Grant us the strength and knowledge we

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